The far-right movement isn’t monolithic—it’s a complex spectrum of organizations and ideologies. To help us break it down, today Allen is joined by Matthew N. Lyons, co-author of the landmark book Right-Wing Populism in America, to discuss the evolution of rightist trends and the rise of fascism in the U.S. With the help of listener […]
There’s been a drastic uptick in reported stress, anxiety, and depression since the start of the pandemic. Today on the show, we discuss what it means to support our mental health and well-being during this time of upheaval with mental healthcare professionals Lisa Baker and Myra McNair. It’s an hour of “real talk” about the […]
The changing learning scheme of Wisconsin Universities has created confusion for students to determine how, where, and when they can vote. The Student PIRGs and New Voters Project are working to educate and recruit student voters for the coming election. Jan Miyasaki talks with organizers Elliot Schochet and Johanna Hussein about their remote organizing methods […]
A 50-year anniversary is a BIG deal — and that’s just what Operation FreshStart is celebrating this year — 50 years of service to area youth, ages 16-24, to help give them direction and a path to success. Over 9000 youth have experienced the learning skills, work ethic, and personal charge teachings of Operation FreshStart. […]
To protect Wisconsin waterways from agricultural runoff, PFAS and other “forever chemicals”, flooding, and other assaults has been the challenge of the River Alliance of Wisconsin. Executive Director Raj Shulka talks about the group’s efforts to strengthen rules, enforcement, and inter-county cooperation to protect Wisconsin’s waters. See their “Water Agenda” on their website.
“We need our own documenters. We need our own storytellers.” Laylah Amatullah Barrayn is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. Her work explores social bonds and collective histories around subjects as varied as resistance movements in West African Sufism to queer identities among Black women in New York City. She’s the co-author of […]